Brattrock Festival returns with five youth bands

BRATTLEBORO — The youth rock festival, Brattrock, is back Friday, Nov. 18, for the second time this year at Stone Church with a dynamic line-up of five youth bands, on the heels of a well-attended Brattrock last June.

The 30-minute in-person performances, presented by sponsor Guilford Sound, will showcase bands Big Destiny, Color Killer, Granite Danes, Under the Overpass, and performer Ezra Holloway from 7 to 10:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.

All ages are welcome and the cost is $10–$20 on a sliding scale.

The Western Massachusetts-based band Big Destiny calls itself “a collective comprised of like-minded teenagers who tend towards eclecticism, drawing from an array of influences from funk, modern dance, pop, punk, and much more.”

Color Killer is a pop punk band that was formed in 2017 in Marlborough, Massachusetts and quickly gained popularity when a practice video of their song, “Down With Winter,” received over one million views on Facebook in less than two weeks.

In 2018, Color Killer became the youngest band ever to perform on the Vans Warped Tour. They have traveled to California to headline a festival at the legendary Gilman Street, opening for the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Queers, Big D and the Kids Table, and many other bands.

Ezra Holloway has been performing live since 2016. Holloway formed a local band from Saxtons River, The Man-Made Tragedies in 2018, for which he was the lead singer, bass player, rhythm guitarist, and principal songwriter. Supporting Holloway are Donny Sweeney and Lucas Majer.

Then an aspiring bass player and singer with self-described “delusions of grandeur,” Reece Leddy (guitar/lead vocals) claims he started Granite Danes in the Portsmouth, N.H., Musical and Arts Center parking lot.

A four-member post punk band promoted as “born and raised in a basement,” is Under the Overpass. With influences from So Cal Punk and Hardcore they meld their tastes into unique music. They say the band lives by the motto, “Anything can be a song lyric if you're funky enough!”

Brattrock raises funds for Youth Services with a mission of providing places for youth to gather and a venue for musically-minded youth from Vermont and the surrounding region to connect, learn, perform, inspire, and be inspired. Stone Church is at 210 Main Street in Brattleboro. For more information, email [email protected] or visit

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